#IAmGalen: Ryan Hunt, Managing Consultant, Technical Services

#IAmGalen: Ryan Hunt, Managing Consultant, Technical Services

RyanHunt1When did you join Galen, and what do you do here?

I joined Galen back in May of 2010.  I am a Managing Consultant on the Technical Services team. I like to think of myself as one of the experts when it comes to Integration work.

What was your background prior to joining Galen, and what made you join us?

I graduated from UCONN in 2008. I landed my first gig at Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA while pursuing a Masters in Health Informatics at Northeastern University.  I knew I wanted to work in healthcare IT consulting since interning with a firm during college. I also knew that I didn’t want to wear a suit every day to work and be placed in a silo within a huge company.  After learning about all the opportunities that Galen had to offer from a guy wearing a Nine Inch Nails t-shirt, the rest is history.

We’ve grown significantly since you started – what are some of the biggest changes you’ve witnessed?

The biggest change is absolutely the diversification experienced across all aspects of the business; including, tech, professional, sales, and products.  The way the company has positioned itself to be competitive on the ever changing landscape of healthcare has been great to be a part of.

What is something awesome your team has accomplished lately?

I’ve been very impressed with the data aggregation efforts that the team has been working on lately.  This type of work aims to continually harvest data from EMR systems where standard integration methods are impossible or cost prohibitive.  The data extracted is transformed into usable formats and delivered to organizations such as HIEs, ACOs, or ones that specialize in Population Health.  The team is using proven methods from our data migration services and, paired with discovery and continual process improvement, have created a really valuable new offering.

What advice would you have for someone thinking about joining your team?

Working at Galen is what you make it to be.  You are given the freedom to explore different types of technology, challenge yourself in different ways, and become involved in different aspects of the business.  It’s really up to the individual to make their own path.

Galen’s culture is pretty unique – what’s your favorite aspect of it?

My favorite aspect of the culture at Galen is the camaraderie throughout the organization.  We have three different offices and a lot of remote employees but whatever situation I am in I know that the entire organization is behind me and at least one person will buy me a beer during the company trip.

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